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Triton XXI, Lot: 223. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan Decius. AD 249-251. Potin Tetradrachm (24mm, 13.25 g, 12h). Dated RY 1 (AD 249/250). A K Γ M K TPAIANOC ∆ЄKIOC ЄV, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Asklepios standing facing, head left, sacrificing with phiale, held in his right hand, over a garlanded and lighted altar to the left, holding serpent-entwined staff with his left hand; L A (date) across field. Köln 2811 var. (obv. legend); Dattari (Savio) 12482 (this coin); K&G 79.9; RPC IX 2238.7 (this coin); Emmett 3631.1; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 224 (this coin). Near EF, brown patina with traces of red. Nice surfaces with some silvering.

From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Athos Moretti, Bellinzona, May 1987. Ex Athos Moretti Collection (Bellinzona); Giuseppe Nascia Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 12482.